Rev Ernest Bartell, CSC

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame announces the inaugural Rev. Ernest J. Bartell, CSC, Prize for Undergraduate Research on Poverty and Development. The award will be conferred annually at the University of Notre Dame's Human Development Conference, a student-led conference that brings together students from around the world to share multidisciplinary development-focused research. Two $1,000 prizes will recognize outstanding undergraduate student research on poverty and development. Each year one prize will be given to a student at the University of Notre Dame and one to a student from another university who present their work at the conference.

Undergraduate students interested in being considered for the prize should submit an abstract of their research to be presented at the Human Development Conference. Additional information will be requested from students who are accepted to the conference. Student research should address a specific aspect of poverty and development, whether in the United States or abroad. Research may be submitted from any field of study, including the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities. Students are encouraged to conduct original research and to consider programs and policies that could help reduce poverty. Click here for further details on abstract submission. This year's submission deadline is November 12, 2018. A faculty committee will determine the award recipients, and the prizes will be conferred during the Human Development Conference, February 22-23, 2019.

Rev. Ernest J. Bartell, CSC, emeritus professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame, served as founding executive director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies in 1982. A scholar of development economics ordained a priest in 1961, Fr. Bartell concentrated principally on the relationship of Catholic social teaching to economics and the economics of education. His publications include the co-edited volumes The Child in Latin America: Health, Development, and Rights (University of Notre Dame Press, 2000) and Business and Democracy in Latin America (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1995).

"I was a witness to Ernie's incredible creativity and enthusiasm during the difficult first phases in order to turn what was initially a good, fresh initiative, into a viable, well funded research institute."
    - Economist Alejandro Foxley, member of the group who founded the Kellogg Institute

The Bartell Prize was established with a donation from Quentin Wodon, a Distinguished Research Affiliate of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and an additional donation from the Kellogg Institute. For any questions regarding the prizes, please contact Holly Rivers, Associate Director, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame, at